Azerbaijan


Armenian soldiers killed in border clash

2015-01-23 21:21

At least two Armenian soldiers have been killed in clashes with troops from neighbouring Azerbaijan.

Eight Azeri troops killed

2014-08-01 20:11

Azerbaijan has lost eight soldiers in three days of clashes with arch-foe Armenia near the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region.

Azerbaijan cops 'brutally' disperse rally

2013-01-26 18:10

Azerbaijan police have brutally dispersed an unauthorised rally in central Baku, beating up and arresting scores of people, an AFP correspondent has witnessed.

Israel, Azerbaijan sign $1.6bn arms deal

2012-02-26 18:33

Israeli has signed a $1.6bn arms deal with Azerbaijan, bringing sophisticated Israeli technology to the doorstep of Iran.

Azerbaijan protesters arrested

2011-04-02 21:51

Police in Azerbaijan have arrested dozens of protesters who rallied for democratic reforms in the authoritarian republic.

 

Statoil to sell Azerbaijani stakes

2014-10-13 12:30

Norwegian energy firm Statoil plans to sell $2.2bn worth of its Azerbaijani assets to Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas.

Azerbaijan votes in presidential election

2013-10-09 08:42

Azerbaijan is voting in a presidential election that looks certain to see strongman Ilham Aliyev seal a third term, with critics claiming a crackdown on his foes ahead of the poll.

Azerbaijan: Eurovision 'terror plot' foiled

2012-05-30 16:02

Azerbaijan has foiled an attempt to stage "terrorist" attacks while the country was hosting Eurovision Song Contest and has arrested dozens of suspected plotters, says the security ministry.

Mutton-smuggling minister left sheepish

2011-09-08 22:40

An Azerbaijani cabinet minister has been left feeling sheepish after he was caught trying to smuggle more than 50kg of lamb meat into Israel.

Azerbaijan's Muslims choke on funeral costs

2011-02-14 11:00

Mourning ceremonies have become increasingly extravagant in mainly Muslim Azerbaijan with meals often laid on for hundreds of people.

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